Oct 16, 2019 Hip hop
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  REVIEW Some Like It Hip Hop, Mayflower By David Cradduck Images by Simon Prince I admit here and now, I wasn’t sure what to expect from ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’ and I am not a huge fan of either break dancing or rap. But just a few minutes into this very physical theatre, I […]

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Oct 03, 2019 Motown
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  Motown The Musical, Mayflower Reviewed by Helena Gomm Images: Tristram Kenton Motown The Musical begins, and almost ends, with Motown Records founder Berry Gordy (a stunning performance by Edward Baruwa) exhibiting considerable reticence over attending the 25th anniversary party for Motown, which has been organised by the musicians he has worked with over the years. […]

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Sep 26, 2019 Romeo
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  Review: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet Mayflower By Beccy Conway Set in the ambiguously-named Verona Institute, Sir Matthew Bourne’s latest masterpiece with his world-renowned company, New Adventures, leaves the audience to determine why a group of young people are incarcerated in a near-future detention centre. Bright white tiles and railings are encircled by towering cage […]

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Sep 20, 2019 8AC3945F-25FE-4769-B667-58240C3CCECF
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  An Inspector Calls – Mayflower Theatre An Inspector Returns (again) Images: Mark Douet It is three years since JB Priestley’s thriller – and award winning Scottish actor, Liam Brennan, who plays the title role – last called at The Mayflower. Three more years to add to the impressive couple of decades that Stephen Daldry’s […]

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Jul 18, 2019 Rock
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  Review Rock of Ages at The Mayflower 1987: The Sunset Strip. Aspiring actress Sherrie, straight off the bus from rural Kansas, meets Drew outside the Bourbon Room, where he works behind the bar whilst dreaming of becoming a rock star. Their first date is followed by a series of misunderstandings and poor judgements as […]

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May 16, 2019 Gatsby
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  ‘The Great Gatsby’ (Northern Ballet) The Mayflower, Southampton Elegant, Graceful, Effortless … Three words that I must use to describe Northern Ballet’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ which runs at The Mayflower until this Saturday 18th. They are not used lightly: to a ballet aficionado (and I am certainly not in that elite group) the technical […]

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May 02, 2019 Annie
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  Review – Annie at The Mayflower, Southampton Visitors to The Mayflower are taking a journey to New York city this week as ‘Annie’ swings into town. Direct from a run in London’s West End, the Tony award-winning musical of hard-knocks and chosen family is a family-favourite not to be missed. Three groups of young […]

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Apr 09, 2019 ROCKY HORROR SHOW by O’Brien ;

Directed by Christopher Luscombe ;
Designed by Hugh Durrant ;
UK tour ;
Nov 5 2018 ;
Credit : Johan Persson
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  The Rocky Horror Show Mayflower, Southampton Helena Gomm does the Time Warp again! Black leather corsets, suspenders, posing pouches, glittering shorts, mad wigs, sequinned jackets and hats, fishnets and high heels – and that’s just the audience, and the male members (no pun intended) at that, some of them old enough to have seen […]

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Mar 21, 2019 Jersey Boys
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    Jersey Boys Farewell UK Tour at The Mayflower Theatre – 21st March 2019 Oh What a Night! Okay – I and probably half the reviewers of this major tour about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have used this most clichéd of headlines. But what a night it was! The final venue of […]

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Feb 27, 2019 National
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  REVIEW Macbeth National Theatre at Mayflower Aaah… Macbeth must be back on the English Literature curriculum then, for so it was that the Mayflower was packed with schoolchildren and students to watch this. I have loved this play since being introduced to it at school in 1976. My teacher was well into taking us […]

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